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Share This Story With All Stakeholders: Face-to-Face Meetings Drive Our Economic Engine and Produce Measurable Results

In January, Meetings Mean Business re-launched as a proactive campaign designed to ensure the long-term health of the meeting industry.

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Share This Story With All Stakeholders: Face-to-Face Meetings Drive Our Economic Engine and Produce Measurable Results

In January, Meetings Mean Business re-launched as a proactive campaign designed to ensure the long-term health of the meeting industry.

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How Destination Hotels & Resorts Is Trying Harder to Win Meetings Business — Even in a Seller’s Market

The selection of hotel partners has become a critical element in the meeting planning process.

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How Destination Hotels & Resorts Is Trying Harder to Win Meetings Business — Even in a Seller’s Market

The selection of hotel partners has become a critical element in the meeting planning process.

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Incentive programs built around a major sporting event have a powerful appeal and generate exceptional results.

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Incentive programs built around a major sporting event have a powerful appeal and generate exceptional results.

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But has event technology really made planners’ lives easier?

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But has event technology really made planners’ lives easier?

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Creative Apps Make Content Count and Enhance Attendee Engagement BDA

Mobile apps have become one of the hottest topics in the meetings industry.

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Creative Apps Make Content Count and Enhance Attendee Engagement BDA

Mobile apps have become one of the hottest topics in the meetings industry.

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Critics and Supporters of the MPI Program Speak Out

The meeting industry is not known for controversy. But earlier this year, a major eruption occurred when MPI announced changes to the coveted Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM).

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Critics and Supporters of the MPI Program Speak Out

The meeting industry is not known for controversy. But earlier this year, a major eruption occurred when MPI announced changes to the coveted Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM).

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“Orlando is one of the top destinations for meetings, conventions and trade shows in the world,” says Visit Orlando President and CEO George Aguel. “As a city, we’re constantly evolving.”

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“Orlando is one of the top destinations for meetings, conventions and trade shows in the world,” says Visit Orlando President and CEO George Aguel. “As a city, we’re constantly evolving.”

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Expectations Rising: Sensational Spaces and Free Wi-Fi Top Planners' Wish Lists

Too many A-list destination facilities are becoming oppressively expensive, while at the same time often lagging behind when it comes to state-of-the-art technology and other services, say planners.

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Expectations Rising: Sensational Spaces and Free Wi-Fi Top Planners' Wish Lists

Too many A-list destination facilities are becoming oppressively expensive, while at the same time often lagging behind when it comes to state-of-the-art technology and other services, say planners.

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Of the many things a meeting planner must think about today, one of the most important — and most often overlooked — is how generational and cultural differences among attendees can impact an event.

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Of the many things a meeting planner must think about today, one of the most important — and most often overlooked — is how generational and cultural differences among attendees can impact an event.

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A Meetings Mecca

Mexico has caught on with association meeting planners — thanks to a uniquely powerful combination of history, culture and value.

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A Meetings Mecca

Mexico has caught on with association meeting planners — thanks to a uniquely powerful combination of history, culture and value.

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